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the patiencts and good space for families to visit them, which we do not have to the. we will of pediatric rooms to make those days more pleasant. and i am really excited about our emergency room which will go from a size of 27 beds, in our current emergency department, to 60 beds in our new hospital. and we will be able to go up to 120 in a disaster. i know that is important to a lot of people, including our fire chief, in this capacity. thank you for coming today. >> i wanted to recognize our deputy director of health for being here today.
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are representative from the san francisco held bank, cut the ceo from the san francisco health plan. the health plan will place significant role in the future of health care reform. in particular, i would like to recognize the executive from san francisco general, retired. we want to make sure she is happy today. from the mayor's office, eric. he was a huge part of this. elizabeth herbert, representing the ceo of pfizer. the only time you will be able to write on a city building, without him coming after you. i want to introduce the director of public works. >> good morning.
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how about a big hand for giving the hospital this far? [applause] we appreciate the partnership that we have with the department of public health. in addition to rebuilding come up we are renovating clinics all over the city. -- rebuilding, we are renovating clinics all over the city. this involves a lot of collaboration and innovative projects. under the management of his team -- joe chin and edgar lopez -- we are building a world-class a hospital for the citizens of san francisco. the hospital will use an
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estimated 20% less energy, 40% less water than regular buildings around san francisco. it will be a rooftop garden. we have light-reflecting roofing material. this is not only for the patients and there families, but to reduce the like which keeps our city cooler. we will use 30% less water to keep the hospital looking green. with today's economy, the part of the project we are most proud of is mayor lee has made it his main goal, but is creating jobs. we have over 140 local enterprise contractors involved with the project.
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it will be awarded at over $59 million. the project overall is tracking 30%, and with our contracts, that is at 41%. [applause] this partnership has also successfully placed graduates into the various jobs including bricklayers and ironworkers. a lot of jobs happy to be here. and finally, our collaboration exemplifies the vision. is started with mayor lee. a big hand for our former
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director. we partner with the community and the city family. and here today, we do the best job we can. i want to thank you all for having us here. we will be on time and on budget and the hospital will be ready. thank you very much. [applause] >> i want to recognize the chief of our fire department. the director of the mayor's budget and policy office. we have the director of the mayor's office of disabilities, carla johnson. the director of public finances. i would like to give her an extra thank you for all her work. the acting sheriff. the deputy chief -- thank you for being here today. thank you so much. we could not build the hospital
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without the builders. i would like to introduce the senior vice president of our builders. >> you know, it is quite something to stand here and get a chance to reflect and look up at what this is really going to be. i would say three or four years ago when we were thinking about that, we did not have any specific ideas except we knew what we really wanted to accomplish. we knew we had to accomplish something great. if you think about those existing buildings that are here, they were built over 100 years ago. what really cured people back then was some light and fresh air. we had very few things to worry about on the design side. 100 years later, we have so many more things that can cure and help and benefit the community, and our hats go off to all those
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who have been a part of that. truly, from the architect and the engineering side and the entire engineering staff -- all the conditions, all the issues that come together to provide the world class opportunities and facilities that are here. coupled with that our partners, dpw, the department of public health. it is really a collaboration above and beyond any single project. that is what makes the difference in some of these ceremonies. i have been to a few of them. this one will have a special place the cause of, it will be there, not only when it is needed with regular emergencies, but true emergencies. and the city has gone through those in the past. when you think about it -- the next earthquake, the ball bearings this is sitting on keeping the building will move as much as two and a half feet either way. when that all settles out and there are the needs and the
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demands pressed on the hospital, this hospital will be here to serve. to serve the community, the people who need it. that is why we are here today. something much larger than all of us. thank you to the engineers, the designers, are partners at dpw. this was really a team effort. if a guy is standing up here in a suit, the guy's not in the suits in the background are the ones really doing the work. we look for the next couple of years to finishing at. thank you. [applause] >> to complete the building, we are taking the nation's. we have the san francisco general hospital foundation. they have been working very hard looking for donors. we want to acknowledge the board president, some of the board
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members. connie shannon, jennifer bilko, and all of there supporters. we want to recognize them. they are going to help us finish. i would like to introduce the chairman of the board of directors for the san francisco general hospital foundation. she has just been working really hard seeking those donors to complete this project. >> [laughter] the concept of a moving building is a little -- terrifying. and wonderful. always when i'm out in the community, i feel so proud. and i really hope all of you do.
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the guys from the city and the fire department -- because this hospital is preeminent in every field in every way. we care for patients in a compassionate and cutting edge way that is just phenomenal. 84% of the people in the city voted for a bond measure, and whoever heard of a bond measure passing the first time, let alone with 84%? it was a resounding "yes" vote for all of the people who do smart, capable, and compassionate work. i am so proud of the hospital. i am so proud. i am glad we're not stopping work for 1 minute. i am so proud and we're building this building on time and ahead
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of schedule and i want to thank everybody. thank you. our we doing, everyone? -- how are we doing, everyone? >> we have an incredible relationship with cfs. we have leaders from the hiv/aids fight. many of them have become administrators and the health department. and soap ,ucfs -- and so ucfs has been an incredible partnership for department. [applause] >> thank you.
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it is such an honor to be here today, to represent the over 2000 employees who work here on this campus and come here every day to provide the best service people can in partnership with the city. it is one of our major sites, not only for delivering health care, but also for teaching the bank in all of these schools -- the school of medicine, the school of nursing, the school of pharmacy, and the graduate school. this is a site that is important to all of us in terms of having cutting edge research. we have over $250 million on this campus as well as 800 people who work here doing research that will lead to the improvement of our health and
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the future. so, with this partnership, i am just so pleased looking out on this wonderful crowd to be here and to also say thank you for all the work that you dare. thank you. >> i would like to recognize the vice counsel of planning and who is working with us throughout this process. it is such an honor to work with the honorable mayor ed lee. we have been given the initiative not only to get jobs, but also to work hard for the service. mayor lee has been nothing but a tremendous supporter of the department of public health. with the last budget, the department came out with no cuts in the budget. [applause]
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we are extremely grateful to him and his commitment to health. honorable mayor ed lee. >mayor lee: thank you, barbara. good afternoon, everyone. this says "sweet." scott has his on. dennis is looking for an orange 1. i want to reiterate my thanks to everyone on the stage and in the audience. the team effort is really going on your. that is also effective in our economy does -- that is picking up. it is akin to attitude of the p.w. -- the can-do attitude of
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dpw. in everything that we're doing, there's a positive result if we all work together. that is the message here. if i can add to this, two things. i want to continue thinking our san francisco general hospital foundation. as this building goes up, there'll have to be a lot of expensive equipment that goes in there. judy has a wonderful team and all the board members are here, to fill it with the most modern, lifesaving equipment, the greenest technology there is to make the best hospital so we take pride in that. why? because it is for these kids. they are going to be the future doctors, the future nurses, the future hospitals administrators. is all for you that we are doing this. because it with this team effort the promise was made, the promise with our board of
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supervisors was made a couple years back. we promised to create the best hospital. hopefully, for all of our future kids so they can work get it, they can be there to be part of a wonderful community that is san francisco. that is why this is a wonderful opportunity to top off with the most fantastic -- it is the largest, as barbara said. but it is worth it, to have a world-class hospital for world- class city. everyone sharing in, this moment, this milestone to top off. the graffiti that we have here today is, for all of us to share in this very moment, is a great, great test to thank everybody for getting here, and we look forward to being here in 2015. so, we will do little sign i andage and have the last --
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signage and have the last bean put in. shall we say thumbs-up? we will sign at first and then give thumbs-up. with that? are you ready? all right. >> 3, 2, 1. [applause]
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supervisor mar: good afternoon, everyone. welcome to the monday, june 11, 2012 land-use meeting before the san francisco board of supervisors. we're joined by supervisor avalos as well. >> please make sure to silence also phones and electronic devices. completed a speaker cards should be submitted to the clerk. items act upon today will appear on the june 19 board of supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated. supervisor mar: thank you. we have quite a packed house today. there are five items on the
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agenda and we will do our best to get to as quickly as we can. could you please call item no. 1? >> resolution approving a free maintenance agreement for highway 101 richardson ave at lyon st.. supervisor mar: we have a presentation from the department of public works. thank you for being here. >> good afternoon. i'm with department of public works infrastructure division here to answer any questions. supervisor mar: but are there any questions on this item? could you give us a brief overview? >> basically, the freeway maintenance agreement is to clarify the division of maintenance responsibilities as to city streets or portions of
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city streets and landscaped areas within the freeway limits on richardson ave at lyon st.. the improvements include bus shelter, shelter lighting, it, pavement markings at the bus stop, the bus zone, car painting at the bus stop, a city street lighting, landscaping, fencing, sidewalks, ramps and eight small portion of pavement and drainage. -- and the small portion of pavement and drainage. the small portion city is being asked to maintain is the result of the city trust improvements -- presidio trust improvements,
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and the state of caltrans up under a cooperative agreement. this is just to delineate maintenance responsibilities. supervisor mar: colleagues, if there are no comments, let's open this up to public comment. is there anyone from the public would like to speak on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. can we move this item up for with a positive recommendation without objection? thank you. could you please call item no. 2. >> ordinance amending the administrative code to allow the port to perform demolition repair and replacement on peers. supervisor avalos: thank you for scheduling this item so quickly. this is a measure i am sponsoring on behalf of the port. is going to help support the
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more efficient doing its pure made tents and repairs that is so critical at this stage. many of these peers are about 100 years old. this is in line with some of the work we have been doing as a board -- >> [inaudible] supervisor avalos: this is in line with some of the work i have been doing on the board for a number of years to increase the pipeline of workers into local projects. part of that effort, we had supported via budget allocation , the pile driver apprenticeship program to the port which will help enable that program to reach into real work doing our peer maintenance work along the waterfront.
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this ordinance is going to be changing some of the ways we typically do the projects, typically over $400,000 we will contract out. with this ordinance, we would be approving contracting in and keeping the current work force within the port handling that pierre repair work, which is in line with some of our values, keeping a lot of our work in house. to percent from the port is brad benson and we will let him take it away. >> thank you, supervisor. brad benson from the port of san francisco representing the port director. good afternoon. we have a short presentation today in support of this item.
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i'm noticing the screens are not working, but apparently they klerk is trying to get those up and running. the port has one of the last two sets of impact finger piers, historic figures representing the former type of shipping before cargo containers in the country. most of them are 100 years old. when the port received appears from the city in 1968, many were beyond their useful life. they are in bad need of repairs. they have maintained pile crews since 1924, that is our earliest record of having pile workers who would work on pier repair activities. it is needed work. it appears exist in a very harsh
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marine environment -- that appears exist in a very harsh marine environment and they do get damaged. some are so damaged they have to be removed from the day. currently, the port is proud to have a 16 person pilot crew working up and down the waterfront was to pile ribs. -- with to pile rig is a. a lot of the damage is hidden. you have to do testing and open them up to see what the damages and it's hard to come up with accurate construction drawings to bit out of work. when we do bit out, there are a lot of change orders causing cost to increase significantly. we experienced some of lot with these types of projects. we see it is much more flexible
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to use support staff for this work -- if you find a bad condition, you can deploy court staff to another portion of the waterfront and order the materials to address more severe conditions and not see a big cost increase as a result. the ad man code requires them to bid outwork above $400,000. there is a provision where they can bid for the work, but in talking to the city attorney's office, it is a situation ripe for conflict. it is hard to see how we can conduct that fairly and compete against private sector companies. the ordinance clarifies the rules and allows us to bid work out. it would also allow us to choose to use